Some small ball helped the Braves take the first two games of the weekend series, and it got them off on the right foot Sunday afternoon in a two-run second inning against the Cubs.

But Evan Gattis and Jason Heyward offered a reminder of what power means to the Braves lineup. Gattis sent a first-pitch fastball into the left field seats for a one-run lead in the fourth and Heyward widened it with a two-run shot in the seventh.

The Braves used their first multi-homer game since May 1 to complete a weekend sweep of the Cubs with a 5-2 win. Aaron Harang settled down after a two-run fourth to win his first start since April 18. Two days after his 36th birthday, he continued to turn back the clock.

“I was able to get back out here and prove that I can still do this,” said Harang, who at 4-3 is one win shy of his 2013 total with the Mariners and Mets. “I know there were probably a lot of people questioning it after last year. I’ve been pitching well, and the guys are playing well behind me and we’re battling through games. So it’s been a lot of fun. Just got to keep it rolling.”

Ian Thomas used his new slider to strike out Junior Lake and strand two runners in the seventh. Alex Wood bridged the gap in the eighth inning for David Carpenter, who recorded his second save of the year on a day the Braves were trying not to pitch Craig Kimbrel three days in a row. Carpenter got an assist from B.J. Upton who came off the bench in the ninth to make a diving catch in center field that ended the game.

The Braves started this homestand by losing a three-game sweep to the Giants. They ended it with a three-game sweep to beat the Cubs and cure a few ills before traveling to San Francisco for another crack at the Giants at AT&T Park.

“To take all three is huge, especially when teams in our division are really close to us,” Heyward said.

The Braves are back in first place in the NL East by two games on the Marlins.

Heyward’s two-run shot into the Braves bullpen was his third home run of the season and his first in more than a month. “I feel like it was longer than that,” said Heyward, who last homered April 9 with leadoff shot against Zack Wheeler and the Mets.